Thanks, Anna...I didn't realize the thread was closed until Vickie pointed it out. I wish somehow we could bring those posts "forward", or establish a link. I don't know how=( Do you or anyone else know how to create a link to the old post?
There's information there that I feel should be shouted from the roof tops. This is the most EVIL virus I've ever endured. People need to know the danger of Shingles, especially those with compromised immune systems. I think I would have taken my chances with the "hosing", Anna, and gotten the shot=) It makes no sense, really, as my GP says that symptoms are not as fierce in elderly. Worse...Even though I received immediate aggressive treatment, it seems I will forever have PHN. (Yay me!)
I think I read where Alcie had once gotten a nerve block for Shingles pain. I also know that JamesBW is still having pain with Shingles. My PM doctor told me last summer that the level of pain I have from Shingles (not even considering pre-Shingles pain) drives people to drastic measures to end their suffering. I concur.
SHINGLES VIRUS...Let's continue to get the information out there for folks...An ounce of prevention?